Why am I writing? Just because
It helps me most and is the gauze
Bandaids for my inner pain
Mental anguish in my brain

The world in crisis yes it’s true
But in my mind there is one too
I was fine, I was ok
Now I have to face this day

When once before I cherished this
Away from life I lived amiss
In depression, ptsd
Some of life was gone to me

Years of work and gentle healing
The ghosts of past, they were leaving
When in hope I did find rescue
To the world I would join you

And now I feel the fear again
Oh I quickly get my pen
Here I write every word
To you they might seem absurd

Grazing through the minutes now
Fighting thoughts that hurt somehow
The deadly walking looking for
My life that I fought so hard for

Not because I had wanted
It was something that just haunted
For some control I did not have
So please try now not to laugh

The anguish and the torment
Feet Laden in cement
It’s not easy to refuse
When the size just fits your shoes

It’s sensitive in nature
And not a pretty picture
The life and my story
Isn’t full of glory

Now another crisis is facing everyone
Can you just imagine, if you’re the only one
What many go alone through
The crisis triggers now to you

If I can lend a hand and help in any way
The only gift I have, are the words and what they say
The deck of cards in life, the probability
It really is amazing, when you forgive and let it be

The barbaric acts of others are heinous and wrong
Shame inside becomes, something very strong
The biggest lesson learned, the hardest just to do
Was entering my heart and loving myself too

The greatest of all powers and most important too
Is letting that there love, believe in your value
The armour that you wear defends all of your wealth
Heart’s only ammunition is protecting mental health


Published by PaulaG

I am a deep thinker, lover of thoughts, a prolific writer sharing my words. In sharing I am caring. I am a member of the human race with an appetite to motivate, inspire, empower and provoke thinking. I stand for dignity in humanity. I am compelled to a vision that we are all here for a reason, life is like a deck of cards... “My cards. My deal. Life is learning the game!” #opism What is OPISM? I have come up with this term as my nick name is Op and they are my own quotes representing a moral doctorine belief system. Thus...Op+ism=Opism. #opism My Motto! “Dignity is Free” How I live...Embracing Dignity My professional experience is disbursed across industries from financial services and sales to that of personal and emergency care. As one who has trained and coached, mentored and taught; it has become a passion within to witness and feel joy in the achievement and success of others that I have been associated with. I am a lifelong learner and have created and facilitated various training materials. It is through such experience that I discovered the power of positive feedback in both professional and personal manners. I am self disciplined, accountable, determined, humble, loyal and adaptive; but above all I value my integrity! I am a decent human being. It is with my greatest pleasure to share with others the power of positive words.

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